Peggy Edenfield accepts plea deal

BRUNSWICK, GA (WTOC) - A woman accused of helping her husband and son murder a 6-year-old boy has accepted a plea deal.

Peggy Edenfield was to face trial later this month in the molestation and murder of Christopher Barrios. Edenfield pleaded guilty, but mentally retarded, and now faces 60 years in prison. Prosecutors had planned to seek the death penalty against her.

A jury has already sentenced her husband David Edenfield to death in the case.

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